Holiday Prelude Concert
Fall 2018 Concert Notes
Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor
Joe Jacovino, Accompanist
Connecticut Master Chorale Holiday Brass
Sunday November 18, 2018 3:00 pm
First Congregational Church, Danbury, Connecticut
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Arise, Your Light Has Come – David Danner (1951 - 1993)
Opening with brass fanfares and majestic pageantry, this dynamic choral showcase is an exceptional canticle of praise.
Song of the Angels – arr. Mark Hayes
Angels We Have Heard on High and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing are combined in this unique arrangement.
1831 - 1908
1835 - 1893
O Little Town of Bethlehem – Lewis Redner; words by Phillips Brooks; arr. Dan Forrest
One of our favorite composers has given the beloved carol a new arrangement filled with peace, wonder, and awe.
1881 - 1965
People, Look East – Eleanor Farjeon; arr. Craig Courtney
A joyous setting of this advent carol for one piano - four hands.
Kim André Arnesen
Cradle Song – Kim André Arnesen
Beautifully expressive piece set to a poem by the famous hymn writer Isaac Watts. Featured on the 2013 St. Olaf Christmas concert broadcast from Norway.
Tiny Miracle – Pepper Choplin
A cappella with a Latin feel with percussion.
Whisper! Whisper! – Jay Althouse
Lively a cappella spiritual for men's voices.
Celebration of Light – Joseph Martin
Energetic and festive original for Hanukkah.
Christmas Joy! – arr. Dan Forrest
A medley of timeless yuletide melodies, packaged in fresh and sparkling colors.
1902 - 1964
Ruby Pickens Tartt
1880 - 1974
1915 - 2002
Last Month of the Year – Vera Hall; adapted and arranged by Ruby Pickens Tartt and Alan Lomax; arr. Mac Huff
From a Grammy Award winning Christmas album by the Blind Boys of Alabama, this joyous gospel-shuffle spiritual - arranged in call and response style - asks "Now tell me, when was Jesus born?"
A RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS
We celebrate the diverse music of Russia with three eclectic examples.
1885 - 1961
The Sleigh – Richard Kountz (1896 - 1950); arr. Wallingford Riegger
This joyful ethnic piece depicts sleighing on a moonlit night.
Carol of the Russian Children – arr. Audrey Snyder
A charming arrangement based on a 16th Century carol.
Tina Johns Heidrich
Kalinka – arr. Tina Johns Heidrich
With its bold and spirited refrain, Kalinka is derived from an old Russian dance form and continues to enjoy great popularity in Russia and around the world.
(1942 - 2007)
Children's Winter – Dermot O'Reilly; arr. Tova Olson
Stunning selection depicting reflections of winter in the eyes of children.
Beth Nielsen Chapman
There's Still My Joy – Melissa Manchester, Matt Rollings, and Beth Nielsen Chapman; arr. Roger Emerson
An inspiring message of hope and peace at Christmas.
Glow – Brett Eldredge and Ross Copperman; arr. Ed Lojeski
This upbeat new big band number, with Sinatra-style vocals, celebrates the glow and warmth of the season.
Christmas Memories – Rosephanye Powell
A charming, romantic ballad recounting memories of love at Christmastime.
1945 - 2015
Testify! – Dottie Peoples; arr. Mike Speck, Lari Goss, and Danny Zaloudik
We will pull out all the stops to close our concert with this rousing number, that has driving rhythmic excitement straight through to its jubilant conclusion.